CEM I 52,5 Portland Cement

Portland cement, most commonly used in ready-mixed concrete and concrete products, civil engineering and building applications.  




  1. Quality Assurance

    Portland cements are quality assured with independent third party certification and carry a CE Mark.
  2. Suitable for Ready-mixed Concrete

    Portland PC-RM CEM I 52,5 -Cement with enhanced properties for ready-mixed concrete.
  3. Suitable for Concrete Products

    Portland PC-CP CEM I 52,5 - Cement with high early strength for concrete producers and precast manufacturers.


  • Precast
  • Grout
  • Wind Farms
  • Infrastructure
  • General Building Repair
  • Major Contracts
  • Nuclear
  • Power
  • Architectural concrete
  • Blocks
  • Concrete Block Pavements
  • Tiles
  • Roof Tiles
  • Agricultural
  • Drainage
  • Volumetric
  • Formulators
  • Sprayed Concrete
  • Geotechnical
  • Tunnels
  • Marine
  • Waste
  • Soil Stabilisation

Case Studies


Heathrow Terminal 5

Concrete made with Tarmac’s Portland cement PCRM has been used in the construction of the new Heathrow Terminal 5 building, aircraft stand areas, tunnels, and walkways – both within and outside the main concourse. Because of its versatility of use in concrete, Portland cement is the most commonly-used construction material in the world.


Brett Concrete for Crossrail Tunnelling

Crossrail, the new high frequency, high capacity railway, is set to revolutionise travel in London. Construction is due for completion in 2018. And with 26 miles of tunnels, building this new artery passing through 40 stations is one of Europe’s biggest construction projects.

Technical information

Portland Cements are available throughout the United Kingdom in bulk tankers.  


  • Grey colour
  • Consistent strength meeting all the conformity criteria in BS EN 197-1.
  • Compatible with admixtures such as air-entraining agents and workability aids, with additions such as fly-ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag and with pigments. Trial mixes are recommended to determine the optimum mix proportions.

Conditions for use:

  • Concrete, mortars and grouts containing Portland Cements must be specified and used correctly for best performance.
  • The cement content must be correct and the water:cement ratio as low as possible consistent with satisfactory placing, thorough compaction and effective curing.
  • The final finish quality of this material will depend upon the operative having the required skills and a familiarisation with the materials and its application methods.
  • Tarmac cannot be held responsible where workmanship has not been carried out in accordance with good practice.
  • Portland cements are manufactured from natural products, and slight shade variations may occur. Portland cements will also have shade variations from differing manufacturing centre.

Regional Order Numbers:

Scotland & North East England - 0845 4700 300

North & Midlands - 0845 4700 400

South Wales & South West - 0845 4700 500

London & South East - 0845 4700 600

  • Achillies Building Confidence
  • Carbon Trust Standard

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